Hello everyone, sorry I've been away so very long! Work has been CRAZY busy and kept me from blogging as often as usual. However, I have been sewing whenever I could get a moment in! That is the way I get to "de-stress", without sewing, I don't think I could keep going at the pace work wants me to! You could say, sewing is my "Saving Grace".
I have a few things to show you that I've been working on, some patterns have already been reviewed many times before and some not. However, these are my versions and opinions, so I hope they help someone who may or may not have been teetering on a decision to make their own versions. That's why we're all here reviewing patterns, right?
Vogue 8805 has been reviewed quite a few times. I can honestly tell there will be another version of this dress on my blog too! This is going to be a favorite of mine! Easy, quick and great fitting! I really do love this dress and don't know what took me so long to make this pattern! I decided to make my version almost in the same color scheme as the photo on vogue's website.
I purchased three Ponte DeRoma knits from Fabric Mart online to complete this project. Beige for the top section, Black for the mid-section and a lovely shade of Chartreuse for the bottom. I was able to complete this dress just a few hours, it was really a quick pattern to make. However, the pattern does run a little large. I usually make a size smaller than my normal dress size when using knits and I made a size 10. I ended up taking about 1 & a half inches off each side seam before getting a good fit, but happy to say that this was the only alteration I made to this cute dress!
So if you're sill on the fence about the pattern or just haven't made it yet, I would highly recommend it! I plan on making another for fall!
Shortly, I will be posting another pattern I made during my work induced hiatus from blogging, LOL! Stay tuned and...